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March 7, 2020

Turtle Gardens are becoming more prevalent throughout Barnegat Bay. Basically, they are mounds of sand to provide terrapins with more nesting opportunities and should decrease road mortality of female terrapins.  Thanks to Sandi and Tony Kosinski of LBI, terrapins have an outstanding nesting location at High Bar Harbor.  Ben Wurst and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey are developing the largest nest enhancement project to date on Great Bay Boulevard.  At Long Beach Island, the second year of "Turtle Gardens" in...

July 17, 2016

  Terrapins are now protected in New Jersey! New Jersey Senate Bill (S1625) was introduced to the Senate by Senator VanDrew along with Assembly Bill (A2949) sponsored by Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and R. Bruce Land.  The bills make terrapins a "non-game species" and prevent them from being harvested.  On March 3, Assembly Bill 2949 passed the Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee (5-0) and was introduced into the Assembly for a vote on April 7 where is was unanimously supported (71-0-0).  Senate Bill 1625 as introduced...

May 1, 2016

We are working with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, Monmouth and Stockton Universities to remove derelict fishing gear (abandoned or "ghost" crab pots from Barnegat Bay.  The project, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), was successful this past winter season, collecting 400 abandoned (derelict) crab pots and will continue into 2017 as we expect to remove a 1000 derelict crab pots and other fishing gear.  We will be posting some opportunities for volunteers to get involved and...

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